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Update on VM Shelving Policy

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Due to the growing use of virtual machines, a VM that has not been accessed for six (6) months will be removed.

 

To give you ample time, you will receive two reminders after 4 and 5 months of inactivity, respectively.
If you have not accessed your VM after the 6 months period, it will be permanently removed.

 

More information on virtual machines can be found here.

The end of a beatiful mission

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

When the PROBA-V mission was launched in 2013, we knew that there was going to be an inevitable end to the mission. PROBA-V was one of the last European satellites that was launched without any propulsion, resulting in a decrease in overpass time.

While the operational lifetime of the global PROBA-V mission already ended on 30 June 2020, the vegetation instrument remained capturing the European and African land mass in experimental mode. As already mentioned in previous communications, we sadly have to reconfirm the closure of PROBA-V’s eyes on the 31st of October 2021.

PROBA-V MEP Evolution

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

As we are completing the fifth iteration of our PROBA-V MEP project, a set of major changes and some new features will become available to our users. This blog post will guide you through some of the major changes to the existing PROBA-V MEP applications.

User profile management transition

Thursday, August 13, 2020

We are changing our user profile management (registration and updating) to keep it future proof. Terrascope and PROBA-V MEP will make that transition, while the VITO EO Data Product Distribution Portal will not. The latter is a legacy system that will stay available for access to the SPOT-VEGETATION, PROBA-V, and APEX archives.

End of PROBA-V Operational lifetime

Monday, August 3, 2020

And here we are, after serving the global land surface community for 7 years with high-quality global land surface and vegetation observations, exceeding expectations with 100 m global syntheses, high-quality data, and multiple mission extensions, we’ve come to PROBA-V’s final day as an operational satellite mission. Today we ring the bell for PROBA-V to complete its final operational lap.

Processing cluster upgrade

Monday, January 7, 2019

Processing cluster upgrade

Over the next week, we plan to upgrade the Hadoop processing cluster. The upgrade procedure foresees that you can continue processing during this process. It is however still possible that a job is somehow affected, so you should be aware that you might see things that do not occur during 'normal' operations.

Latest changes in PROBA-V MEP

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Facts and Figures

  • 110 VM's are now hosted by our Openstack 'cloud' infrastructure
  • Our Hadoop processing cluster now has 1969 cores and 6.27 TB memory available
  • Thanks to tweaking to our scheduling, each user can still get hold of some resources in a fair amount of time.
  • The Hadoop processing cluster now runs 6 operational workflows next to user submitted jobs.

Sentinel Data

Next to the PROBA-V data set, we now also offer a selected set of Sentinel 1 and Sentinel 2 data, over Belgium.

Processing cluster upgraded

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Upgrade succeeded

As part of our continuous efforts to gradually improve the MEP, we carried out an upgrade of our processing cluster over the last 2 days. This was the first major upgrade to one of the core components of the platform, so this is a major milestone for the platform and the team that runs it.

Pixel and polygon support in the Time Series Viewer

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Since March 2017, the Time Series Viewer has allowed you to view time series for individual pixels for PROBA-V 300 m TOC NDVI and Chirps rainfall data. On-the-fly data analytics are applied to show you the exact information you need, not just the pre-computed values for pre-defined regions. The next step? Supporting user-defined polygons from the Web UI.